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Joe Dooling.
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A third Republican has joined the race for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat.

Cattle.
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Ranchers lost more than 37,000 cattle in Montana during the 2018 winter.

The Billings Gazette reported Sunday that the federal Livestock Indemnity Program paid out $11.1 million for the loss of more than 37,000 cattle in Montana last year.

Gilles Stockton, a rancher from Grassrange, says ranchers can’t predict all the challenges winter will bring.

Hay field. File photo.
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The U.S Department of Agriculture reopens all of its Farm Service Agency offices starting Thursday, Jan. 24. Nearly 10,000 FSA employees will come back to work, but won’t get paid until after the shutdown ends.